Outcry On Fares As lnter-City Buses Resume Operations

Passengers travelling to various destinations are crying foul over the unreasonable fares being charged by operators, Nhau has learnt.

A snap survey by Nhau at Mbare musika revealed that operators are charging fares in United States dollars at the detriment of the passengers who mostly get paid in local currency.

One passenger on the Mutoko route complained that she was charged an amount of US$8 to Kotwa, a fare she said was too much.

“We are happy that buses are back so that we can travel to see our relatives, bringing them some goodies but the fares are too high. I was charged US$8 to Korea which is unreasonable,” she said.

Bus crews could be seen sanitising and checking temperatures of passengers but the issue of practising social distancing is still a dilemma as buses are being packed with passengers.

The issue of touts at the bus termini is still an eyesore which the authoriti

es have to put under control as we are heading into the festive season.

For the past six months inter-city buses had been restricted movement due to the lockdown regulations but government is now easing some restrictions for the public’s convenience. Nhau/Indaba

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